2 Feb 2009

Liverpool close gap on Man U

7:14 pm on 2 February 2009

Liverpool has closed the gap on Manchester United in the English Premier League football competition to two points a 2-nil win over Chelsea on Monday.

Fernando Torres struck two late goals at Anfield to revive their flagging title hopes.

The Spaniard headed home in the 89th minute after Chelsea had been reduced to 10 men by a red card for Frank Lampard and then made sure of the points in stoppage time.

Liverpool, who had drawn their previous three Premier League matches, moved back above Chelsea into second place with 51 points from 24 games, two points behind champions Manchester United who have played a game fewer.

Newcastle United and Sunderland drew 1-1 in an earlier kickoff to leave them both in relegation trouble.